The Dutch Warmblood – The Modern Sport Horse

The Dutch Warmblood Sport horse is one of the more modern breeds of horse, specifically for dressage and show jumping. There’s not much history to these rather elegant horses, but they have had spectacular international success over recent years. At the end of World War Two, there were two main breeds of horse in the

International Competition Gains Some Momentum

In a relatively quiet week, Isabell Werth continues to win Grand Prix after Grand Prix, there were a smattering of Group 1 races and there was the sad news of the passing of Sir Michael Stoute’s long-time partner Carol Pritchard-Gordon. On the world stage, this weekend saw muted but still very poignant ceremonies remembering and

A Marathon Nine Days for British Showjumping National Championships

The British Showjumping Championships are one of the highlight shows for British Showjumping each year. It is the show where the National Champion is crowned and has traditionally had a selection of championship classes for all ages and abilities. For the past few years, the show has always been staged at the National Stoneleigh Showground,

Louise Saywell – British National Showjumping Champion 2020

At last sport horse competition is gathering momentum. In the UK the last week, and it’s still continuing, British Showjumping have been staging their annual but greatly enlarged National Championships. In dressage, there have been a handful of FEI 3 star CDIs. Racing has quietened down a touch with fewer major races throughout the world.

Nick Skelton – Great Showjumper – Horseman and Character

This week should have seen the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the completion of the Equestrian part of the Games. As we have all been cruelly denied our four year fix, we look at four years ago when the then 58 year old Nick Skelton of Great Britain took the individual Gold Medal. All we

World Sporthorses Slumber while Racing Continues

In the weekend just passed, we should have been able to celebrate two equine festivals. The first, which did happen behind closed doors was the Goodwood Festival and the second, abandoned some time ago was the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead. We have already written a considerable amount about the Goodwood Festival, and discussed

Rough Sussex – Smoother Nassau at Goodwood

This week saw the annual flat racing extravaganza of races over five days at Goodwood in Sussex. It is said by many, that the racecourse itself is scenically, one of the most beautiful in the UK. The Goodwood Festival, as this race meeting in July is known has three Group 1s among the list of

Stradivarius Breaks Another Record for the Gosden Dettori Duo

At Horse View UK we do not necessarily make a comment on one particular race, but the exception has to be made on this occasion to commend a champion Stradivarius, the long distance specialist winning the Goodwood Cup for a record fourth time. The only horse in history to win four times since its first

Slow Wind-up for Sporthorses – Group 1’s Continue unabated

With sport horse competitions still in wind up mode and all being conducted behind closed doors, significant news is rather thin. Racing has continued over the weekend, again behind closed doors, but with three months lost earlier in the season, the big races have been concertinaed together with a continual run of Group 1 races
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